Phlebolymphology N°94 (Vol 25 – N°1 – 2018)
The Medical Reporters’ Academy was cofounded in 1994 as a joint initiative between clinical and research venous disease specialists and Servier. The main objective is to develop an international group of young specialists with a core interest in venous disease from various fields, including dermatology, vascular surgery, angiology, and/or phlebology. Each year, the Medical Reporters’ Academy members are invited by Servier to cover one of the most important international congresses for venous disease specialists. This year, the 18th International Union of Phlebology (IUP) World Congress of Phlebology, which was held in Melbourne, Australia on February 4–8, 2018, was selected because the congress involved renowned international and national venous experts and young health care professionals, providing a great opportunity to exchange ideas, explore strategies for vein care, and discuss the latest trends and innovations. Together with Andrew Nicolaides, the chairman of the group, the academy members explored the program of the congress, selected the events and presentations likely to present breakthroughs or new findings, attended the selected events, and wrote short reports. These reports are provided in this issue of Phlebolymphology. We hope that this issue will be beneficial for those who did not attend the congress. This issue has been possible due to the commitment and hard work of the Medical Reporters’ Academy throughout the congress. We would like to thank Andrew Nicolaides (Cyprus) and the members of the Medical Reporters’ Academy: Daniela Mastroiacovo (Italy), Mustafa Sirlak (Turkey), and Stanislava Tzaneva (Austria) for their valuable work in updating venous specialists.